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Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by tom turner, Jun 14, 2006.
Pinky hooks started to appear when Jazz became mainstream. For mute work.
1938 Reynolds cornet with Sterling Silver Bell and gold inlay. I just got this and it looks and sounds as if it has never been used (In original condition and case).
That applies to trumpets more than cornets, though. I've seen quite a few (and own a couple) 19th century cornets with pinky rings. They were the norm more than the exception back then.
when did the 1st valve slide become adjustable on the fly?
You didn't see a lot of that before the middle of the 20th century, but there are exceptions - the Conn 2B had a 1st valve saddle back in the 1920s.
Speaking of Conns...I finally took pictures of the 22B I bought back in September!
I apologize for the low quality. =P
It's made in 1925, serial #228xxx, and has all of the original stuff with it!
...I just have one problem-one of our GAs wants to buy it after trying it out! He's mainly a jazz player, and wants it as a backup to his main horn, and also really likes the mouthpiece that's with it, the original BI-222. I may end up selling it, as having money is a good thing...
(Plus you never know-I could find, for example, a cornet by Adolphe Sax from the 1860s, or something extra rare like that and need a couple hundred for it; although that's an almost impossibly unlikely situation given the rarity of his instruments.)
edit: now that I'm not being lazy about taking pics I probably will take pictures of my LW 400 in the next week or so, and the Holtons when I get back home for Thanksgiving break!
I used to have a 1925 22B, but it wasn't in as nice condition as yours. Lots of plating wear, plier marks on the mouthpiece receiver, missing bottom cap, etc. It played really well, though. BTW, I had that pinky ring added - the older 22Bs didn't come with one. You can see by the plating wear that the bottom valve cases are copper, not brass.
I think I can finally add to this thread!
Here's my 1935 Besson International (London) in A and Bb. I particularly like the art deco engraving, and the hexagonal theme throughout.
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What is this rod for?
Pulling to A